Micrographia is a common symptom of Parkinson's disease as well as other neurological disorders such as MS, Huntington's, and those living with Stroke. Micrographia is small handwriting commonly found in Parkinson's disease. Micrographia occurs from stiffness and rigidity of muscles. Micrographia varies from person to person and is seen in those living with Parkinson’s disease and other types of “parkinsonism.” Micrographia is a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease and is referred to as a prodromal symptom because it is a symptom that indicates the start of a disease.
The WriteMACRO mobile application is the first ever writing suite (database) developed to analyze micrographia and to help encourage those living with micrographia to write again! It is our goal to get as many people with Parkinson's disease to use this writing application to create a tool to help analyze characteristics of micrographia. The fun writing prompts give users the ability to write creatively.
The application includes a series of fun writing prompts, a special To-Do list and a Notebook.
Features of the Application:
Our end goal is to aid physicians with early identification of micrographia to aid in diagnosing Parkinson's disease.
Any one living with or without Parkinson's disease may download the application and complete the writing prompts. As we are creating a database of writing samples, the best way to do this is by evaluating handwriting samples in those people with and without micrographia. So, download the application and submit your writing to us today!
The goal of the WriteMACRO application is to create a "suite" or database of handwriting samples to analyze micrographia with the overall goal to help Physicians, Movement Disorder Specialists and Neurologists to diagnose Parkinson's disease.
Download from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad.
Any one living with or without Parkinson's disease may download the application and complete the writing prompts. As we are creating a database of writing samples, the best way to create a toolbar evaluating handwriting is to have samples those with and without micrographia.
We have lots of updates and new features coming..stay tuned!
A stylus best mimics your writing on your iPhone or iPad similar to if you were writing with a pen or pencil on a piece of paper. We recommend the use of a stylus while submitting your writing samples to be able to best analyze your writing.